Wily weed eaters spin up a nice harvest

There were a lot of weeds to attack in Basin’s Backyard Garden. Over the weekend, Sheila Renner put a nice dent in the weedy population, but she raised the alarm: “… get the rest of the weeds under control.”

So today we harvested 4.5 pounds of lettuce, cilantro, radishes, parsley, swiss chard and one banana pepper. But mostly we killed weeds.

Lindsay Kostelecky and Amanda Dvorak picked up the veggies and took them to the Burleigh County Senior Center. Renee Kipp at the Senior Center says the vegetables will be set out and labeled, and possibly even arranged into little care packages for visitors. “Right now they have a table full of Girl Scout cookies, so the veggies will be a healthy treat!” Lindsay says.

Burleigh County Senior Center

Our new friends Bethany and Leonard at the Burleigh County Senior Center.

Assessing the weeding situation. (l to r): Della Mastel, Chris Gessele, and Lori Leier.

Assessing the weeding situation. (l to r): Della Mastel, Chris Gessele, and Lori Leier.

Andrea Blowers

Andrea Blowers, weeding with care.

Lori Goetzfridt

Lori Goetzfridt taking care of more weeds.

Banana pepper

Harvesting our first banana pepper.

Rows of beans coming in.

Rows of beans coming in.

Brussels sprouts

None of us in the garden today have grown Brussels sprouts. Are these Brussels sprouts?

Corn growing tall. The Three Sisters Formation is coming along nicely.

Corn growing tall. The Three Sisters Formation is coming along nicely.

Kohlrabi pretty near harvest already!

Kohlrabi pretty near harvest already!

Lots of lettuce for donation.

Lots of lettuce for donation.

Sweet potato

Sweet potato vines are a pretty purplish green.

Rainbow swiss chard

Remembered to harvest the rainbow swiss chard.

Rainbow swiss chard

We’re hoping to get another cutting of the rainbow swiss chard.

Deb Levchak brought her tomato cages in again. Lookin' good!

Deb Levchak brought her tomato cages in again. Lookin’ good!

Basin's Backyard Garden

Basin’s Backyard Garden, as seen from the corner with the pumpkins. This area was completely filled with weeds before today. So nice and clean now.

Basin's Backyard Garden

Garbage can full of hard work.

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